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Vienna, A City Full of Culture Part 1: Music

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Vienna has a rich history of culture and prosperity. The Hapsburg's ruled a vast part of Europe up until 1916, close to the start of World War 1. After they left, they not only left behind a big empire, they also left a culture that can still be seen in Vienna today. Lets just start off with music in Vienna.
Music is a HUGE part of life in Vienna. You have the Opera, the Concert House, Churches, the Stadthalle, and many clubs and other venues where you can see live music. As you may or may not know, Mozart lived in Vienna. He is one of the most known classical music composers. Also another famous musical composer that lived in Vienna was Ludwig van Beethoven (Beethoven for short). The point I'm getting to here is that Vienna was the place to be back in the 1700's, and still is the center for classical music. I know what you're saying, "Classical music is just so boring, is there anything else in Vienna to listen to?". The answer is yes. Many other things to do in Vienna include:
Clubbing, go to concerts in the Stadhalle (they have 7 huge concert halls), and other small venues. For example, I went to a show at the "Bunkerei" which has an indoor and outdoor seating (shown in the picture to the right). Conveniently next to it is a big park called the Augarten. It has a tons of little paths and also has a really nice playground (even I played on it :p).
It also has very nice buildings to look at.
The churches in Vienna have a lot to offer (no, not only church ceremonies). They regularly have organ and choir concerts. Last Christmas, we had the chance to see a orchestra play some Mozart and Bach.
Whats the one thing you see a lot in Vienna? Street Performers! Vienna is filled with street performers, not only those weird people statues but also musicians. They just set up right on a walking street and start playing! Here's a photo of what they look like (I think I've actually seen this performer also :P).
Vienna is full of great music that you will find anywhere, whether it be the streets or the famous Vienna Opera.


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